The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of western North Carolina.
Wind gusts of 45 to 50 miles per hour are possible later tonight at higher elevations across the central and southern mountains. While the winds at this time do not look strong enough to cause damage, if the area of low pressure responsible for the winds becomes a little stronger, damaging gusts could develop late tonight.
Forecasters say patchy areas of snow and freezing rain will also be possible tonight along the immediate Tennessee border, and a few slick spots could develop roads and sidewalks.
Windy conditions will continue Wednesday morning, before winds subside in the afternoon.